You know those pop-up boxes that aren’t pop-ups? Those scripted boxes designed to get around pop-up blockers?
The websites that run these things think they’re being clever, and maybe they are getting more sign-ups, however they’re missing out on links. I don’t link to them on principle.Â I wouldn’t want people to send me to these sites, why would I send people to them?
Do you do the same?
Hopefully, the net effect will be that sites that use the pop-ups-that-aren’t-really-pop-ups-but-they-are-equally-annoying will slide down the search engine rankings and out of our lives forever.